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Miniature amphora with model garland (Slender ovoid jar with two handles)

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Miniature amphora with model garland, flat base, and rolled rim: complete. The vessel was manufactured on the wheel and is unslipped. The mock-handles are applied; the "garland" detailed with pre-fired incised lines forming a crosshatch pattern around the upper portion of the pot. Some bits of...

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Provenance

From Giza, G 4340 A, chamber, floor sand. G 14 Pot 9. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, 2575–2465 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 2.9 cm; Base diameter: 1.9 cm; Height: 8.3 cm

Accession Number

20.1901

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels